Postgraduate Fellow

Thank you for your interest in joining Lavender Counselling. We are currently hiring for a Postgraduate Fellow. This position is suitable for candidates with less than 5 years of clinical experience.

Postgraduate Counselling Fellowship

Lavender Counselling is hiring a clinician to fill our Postgraduate Counselling Fellowship position. We deliver psychotherapy to those experiencing the manifestations of complex trauma and PTSD and focus on attachment and work within a tri-phasic model of trauma treatment. We are a team of dedi- cated clinicians with a deep commitment to each other and our work.

Person Specification - You are

  • A Counselling Therapist with outstanding interpersonal skills
    • Empathic and respectfully aware of others
    • Open to your own experiencing
    • Willing to pay appropriate heed to clinical intuition and to be vulnerable
    • Comfortable with relational intimacy
    • Committed to genuineness (‘authenticity’ or ‘congruence’) in all human interactions both personal and professional
    • Open to exploring/learning how you are perceived by and how you af- fect others
  • Committed to working with the profound experience and challenges of an approach to counselling that views the counsellor-client relationship as a real, evolving, and a deeply intimate human relationship
  • Seeking an appropriate humility coupled with a robust and compassionate sense of self worth
  • A Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), a Registered Psychologist (R.Psych.), or a Registered Social Worker (MSW)
  • Committed to regular professional support (supervision) and personal therapy as needed
  • Available for full time work and do not hold a private practice or other em- ployment
  • Ready to accept your share of the everyday housekeeping duties gener- ated by a communal office

You bring

  • The capacity to meet every client with Unconditional Positive Regard (Non-judgmental compassion, prizing, and an absolute conviction that the client is best placed to determine the direction of their personal therapy and of their life as a whole)
  • The recognition that when it comes to any individual, no matter how wounded, the only expert on them is themselves
  • Intentionality—a proven capacity for reflexive thought and enquiry:
    • Why am I taking this action?
    • What is going on for me right now?
    • How am I meeting and not meeting the client’s need of their therapist in this moment?
    • How does this benefit the client or the therapeutic relationship?
  • The ability to use your own experiencing, and particularly your own, felt, bodily experiencing, as a part of your therapeutic interaction with your client.
  • A theoretical understanding and clinical capability to work relationally with- in a tri-phasic model of trauma treatment
  • A willingness to learn ethical decision making processes and to engage in stringent ethical practices and reflection
  • Specialized training in EMDR, OEI, Sensorimotor, AEDP, mindfulness an asset but not required

Application Process

Please email reception@lavendercounselling.com with any questions or with your CV to apply.

While we absolutely thank all those who apply, only selected applicants will be contacted.

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